If you dont already do The Cups and Balls, I suggest
you stop right there, put this article away in a safe place and
begin by learning a simple but complete Cups and Balls routine.
You can even begin with the cheap plastic cup set found in Dollar
Stores. The point is, this is NOT for First Year Wizards or
Ready to go on? Good! For this effect you will be using
transparent disposable kiddie cups (of the type I found in my
local supermarket ) and chenille baby chicks of the type you find
in stores around Easter time.I provide on-line sources for both
within the article.
The Magician or Wizard drinks a potion or water from a
transparent cup, wipes it dry and turns it upside down on a
table. A baby chenille chick (from now on Ill drop the
chenille part and just call them chicks) suddenly appears under
the cup. Finding this curious, the magician turns two more cups
upside down, but no chicks appear. The magician takes the chick
out from under the middle cup and places it towards the front of
the table, where it seems to come to life, pecking and hunting
around in a small circle on the table. Suddenly two more chicks
appear under the new cups, and when set in front of the cups,
they too begin walking around with the other chick.
At this point, the knowing magician or Wizard does some
additional cups and ball moves with the chicks, having worked out
a personal routine for himself or herself. The chicks can do
everything the balls do penetrate the cups, gather under
one cup, appear, disappear, and so on.
As a finale, some super-ball rubber eggs appear
under the cups and when dropped on the floor, they begin to
bounce in every direction. More and more eggs fall out of the
cups until they cover the floor with their bouncing antics. The
experienced Magician or Wizard can also work in other finales
based on experience with regular cups and balls routines.